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New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa

PO Box 160, Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Phone: +64-4-463 3000
Fax: +64-4-802 3401
E-mail: pamela.hulston@nzqa.govt.nz
Web Site: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/
Contact person: Mrs. Pamela Hulston, Manager

National education bodies

Ministry of Education
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

The Ministry of Education is the Government’s lead advisor on the education system, shaping direction for education agencies and providers and contributing to the Government’s goals for education.

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New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa

NZQA's role in the education sector is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally, in order to help learners succeed in their chosen endeavours and to contribute to New Zealand society.

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Tertiary Education Commission
Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua

Tertiary Education Commission is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.

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System of education


The New Zealand Education System - An Overview is a Ministry of Education produced document.

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University education

Universities New Zealand

Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara is responsible for the quality of university programmes, administers a range of scholarships and represents the universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally.

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StudyLink

Is a Ministry of Social Development service. This service connects people with the information they need to make informed decisions about student finances and other study-related issues, and provide financial support to students.

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Quality Assurance in Higher Education

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

New Zealand Qualifications Authority acts as a quality assurance body and approves all qualifications by private training establishments (PTEs), institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), wānanga and workplace training.

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Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Quality

An independent committee of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand Inc. that operates under formal delegated authority from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. They provide external quality assurance of courses offered in the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics sector.
Note: From 1 January 2011 quality assurance within this sector will be provided by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

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Committee on University Academic Programmes

Sits within Universities New Zealand. This committee is charged with setting up and applying inter-university course approval, accreditation and moderation procedures. It is the body, therefore, to which universities must submit any proposals to offer new qualifications or make substantial changes to existing qualifications.

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Post-secondary non-university education

Ministry of Education

Tertiary education refers to all post-secondary education including higher and vocational education. Refer to The New Zealand Education System - An Overview a Ministry of Education produced document.

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New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Provides information about tertiary education, choosing a tertiary course, education providers and other useful information.

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StudyLink

Please refer to StudyLink information above.

Recognised higher education institutions

New Zealand Qualifications Framework

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) replaces the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications (the Register) and the National Qualifications Framework and is the definitive repository for nationally approved, quality-assured qualifications in New Zealand. All qualifications on the Register and the National Qualifications Framework have transferred onto the NZQF. The NZQF lists all recognised education providers in New Zealand and the accredited qualifications that they are allowed to offer. The NZQF is maintained by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

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Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Qualifications Recognition Services

The Qualifications Recognition Services (QRS) team within the New Zealand Qualifications Authority undertakes foreign post-secondary qualifications recognition.

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New Zealand universities may have their own procedures for the assessment and recognition of foreign credentials for entry into university programmes for persons undertaking further study. Please contact the university directly for further information. If the purpose is for a reason other than further study, please see the information above.

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework

Framework

New Zealand Qualifications Framework

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework can be searched through by providers or by entering specific qualifications directly into the search field.

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Policy

Qualification developers must seek qualification approval from the relevant quality assurance body. All qualifications must be consistent with the general listing requirements as outlined in the policy document Requirements for listing and maintaining qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework that has been developed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

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Self Evaluation Report


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Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Statement(s)

Tertiary Education Qualification Statement

The Tertiary Education Qualification Statement (TEQS) is New Zealand’s Diploma Supplement-equivalent. It is a document issued on completion of a tertiary education qualification. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has developed the guidelines for implementing a TEQS in New Zealand.

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